In 2015, China and the United States pledged a bilateral Cyber Agreement that they would refrain from conducting cyber operations to steal intellectual property from one another. In 2016, a major drop in such intrusions was noted. By 2017, however, several new cases of cyber intrusion against defense contractors and other commercial entities were identified, which raises the question of whether the Chinese have in fact been constrained by the 2015 agreement. Wapack Labs reviewed the major cyber operations cases of 2017, that appeared to have Chinese origins, to assess the current trends in government-sponsored operations and answer the question: is China currently abiding by this agreement? Has being a signatory to the agreement constrained Chinese government behavior in any meaningful way?...READ MORE
Wapack Labs has cataloged and reported on Chinese state-sponsored cyber operations in the past. An archive of related reporting can be found in the Red Sky Alliance portal.